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Showtime to Adapt ‘The Damned’

*sigh* The downside of being a harbinger of nerd related media is that I don’t have time for stuff anymore. I’m so behind on my comic reading these days. TV and movie studios are adapting them before I can even get to reading them. Such as the case with The Damned. I’ve yet to read it, and Showtime has put in it development for a possible series.

It will be written by feature writer David Hayter, who has co-penned several big-screen comic book adaptations: X-Men, X2 and Watchmen. Oni Press’ sister company Closed on Mondays Entertainment, the Littlefield Co. and CBS Television Studios are producing. The Damned is described as a modern adaptation of the comic, written by Cullen Bunn and illustrated by Brian Hurtt. It will revolve around Eddie, a cursed man who is stuck in the middle of a turf war in modern-day Chicago where mobsters are demons. Eddie must play all the angles to keep the warring families at bay while trying to reclaim his soul.

With Dexter going into its final season (I think) this sounds be a good replacement next Fall. Seriously, The Sopranos from Hell . Great idea.

Category: Comics, TV

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